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Travel and Tourism - Mongolia - November 2018

“The fortunes of Mongolia’s international tourism sector have been mixed in recent years, with sustained annual growth in the number of foreign visitors seemingly elusive. The year 2017, however, appears to have marked a big turning point with the number of international tourists growing by 16.1%. The Mongolian government hopes that this strong growth will continue through to 2020, as the sector progresses towards its target of one million arrivals. A goal that was set – alongside foreign tourism spending of US$1 billion by the same year – to reinforce how ‘serious’ it has become about developing the country’s international tourism industry.”
– Jessica Kelly, Senior Tourism Analyst

In assessing the current status of Mongolia’s tourism industry this report looks at the following areas:

  • Who visits Mongolia and why?
  • How has tourism in Mongolia developed in recent years and what is its likely trajectory in the future?
  • How does the country’s transport and accommodation infrastructure help/hinder the tourism industry?
  • How is tourism organised in Mongolia and what is the tourism news coming out of the country?
  • What conditions will help Mongolia’s tourism sector move towards the ambitious growth targets that have been set by its government?

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Table of contents

  1. Mongolia: Key Facts

    • Introduction

      • Data Sources

        • Background

          • History
            • Geography
            • Attractions

                • Central Mongolia
                  • Eastern Mongolia
                    • Northern Mongolia
                      • Western Mongolia
                        • Southern Mongolia
                        • Tourism and the Economy

                            • Figure 1: Tourism’s contribution to GDP, 2010-18
                            • Figure 2: Tourism employment, 2010-18
                            • Figure 3: Visitor exports, 2010-18
                        • Arrivals

                          • International
                            • Figure 4: Inbound tourists by country, 2010-18
                            • Figure 5: International tourist arrivals in Mongolia, by country of origin*, 2010-18
                            • Figure 6: International tourist arrivals in Mongolia, by country of origin* & market share, 2010-18
                          • China
                            • Russia
                              • South Korea
                                • Domestic
                                  • Figure 7: Domestic tourism spending, 2010-18
                              • Market Characteristics

                                • International
                                  • Purpose of visit
                                    • Figure 8: Inbound foreign passengers, by purpose of visit, 2010-18
                                    • Figure 9: Inbound foreign passengers, by purpose of visit & market share, 2010-18
                                    • Figure 10: Inbound foreign passengers in Mongolia, by region of origin & purpose of visit, 2017
                                    • Figure 11: Travel to Mongolia for private reasons & tourism, by region of origin, 2010-17
                                  • Seasonality
                                    • Figure 12: Number of inbound tourists by quarter, 2016-18
                                    • Figure 13: Air transport in Mongolia, by month & passengers carried, 2016-18
                                  • Length of stay
                                    • Figure 14: Some OTA trips to Mongolia, 2018
                                  • Domestic
                                    • Purpose of visit
                                      • Seasonality
                                        • Figure 15: Domestic rail passengers, by month, 2017
                                      • Length of stay
                                      • Transport

                                          • Air
                                            • Figure 16: Air transport in Mongolia, by number of passengers, 2010-18
                                          • Road
                                            • Rail
                                              • Figure 17: Rail passengers in Mongolia, 2010-18
                                            • Sea
                                            • Accommodation

                                                • Figure 16: Hotel accommodation in Mongolia by category, 2015-18
                                            • Tourism News

                                                • Sustainable tourism development
                                                  • Reciprocal tourism agreements
                                                    • Tourism in the Gobi Desert
                                                    • What Next?

                                                        • Figure 17: Tourism outlook, Mongolia, 2019-28
                                                      • Brand development
                                                        • Destination awareness and digital marketing
                                                          • High-yield tourists
                                                            • Developing seasonal tourism
                                                              • Developing tourism alongside mining

                                                              Travel and Tourism - Mongolia - November 2018

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